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Rogelio Dominguez
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Rogelio Dominguez

also known as Roy Dominguez

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me


I was elected Lake County Sheriff in 2002 and I took my oath of office on January 1, 2003. I is the only elected Sheriff of Lake County with a Juris Doctorate and only one of seven nationwide. My experience in law enforcement first as an Indiana State Trooper, Public Defender, and Deputy Prosecutor prepared me well for the challenges and duties of a Sheriff. At the Indiana State Police Academy I was awarded the Donald Flint Award for being first in his class. My short stint as a steelworker at Inland Steel as an Apprentice Millwright equipped him for the challenges in college earning my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Indiana University NWI and his Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University.


 


My legal experience has been in personal injury, family practice, juvenile and criminal law. My court practice includes the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, the United States District Court, the Southern District of Indiana, the Indiana State Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.


 


I was legal counsel for the Lake County Assessor's Office, Special Counsel for the Indiana Department of Revenue, Corporate Counsel for the City of East Chicago, School Corporation Counsel for the River Forest Community School Corporation in Hobart, he served as Chairman of the Board and then Administrative Law Judge of the of the Indiana Workers' Compensation Board in Indianapolis.


Dominguez received Indiana's prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash from the Honorable Governor Evan Bayh in 1989. Governor Bayh also issued a Proclamation recognizing March 16,1990 as "Roy Dominguez Day". I received the "Swamp Rabbit" Environmental Achievement Award presented by the Indiana Division of the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc. in 2007.


 


I was the president of the Hispanic Organization Promoting Excellence (HOPE) which dedicates itself to mentoring and assisting young people to continue their quest for higher education.


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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    2 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Law Office of Roy Dominguez

7895 Broadway, Suite #R
Merrillville, IN, 46410

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
INActive In Good Standing198205/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Police Officer of the YearIndiana Council Against Domestic Violence2008
Alumni of the Year, President's AwardI.U. Alumni Association1996
Community Service AwardUnited Auto Workers - Region 31994
Community Service AwardNorthwest Indiana District Carpenters Union1991
Community Service AwardPuerto Rican Cultural Association of Northwest Indiana, Inc.1990
Sagamore of the WabashGovernor Evan Bayh1989
Community Appreciation AwardLatino Historical Society I.U.1988
Appreciation AwardIndiana University NorthwestN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Legal CounselFamily Christian World2012 - Present
SheriffLake County Sheriff's Office2003 - 2011
Deputy ProsecutorState Prosecutor's Office Of Lake County, Indiana1982 - 1989
TrooperIndiana State Police1976 - 1979

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Family Christian CenterAttorney Member2012 - Present
Workers Compensation Board of IndianaChairman1989 - 1994
Indiana Roll of AttorneysMember1982 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hispanic Organization Promoting Excellent (H.O.P.E)Founding Member/PresidentN/A
Indiana State Trooper’s AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
AHEPA, Association of Greek Brotherhood, #78MemberN/A
Philippine Professional Association of Northwest IndianaMemberN/A
National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleMemberN/A
Urban League, Gary BranchMemberN/A
Indiana Sheriffs' AssociationLifetime MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Indiana University PressValor: The American Odyssey of Roy Dominguez2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Indiana University-NorthwestSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979